Flight of the Butterflies

2012

Flight of the Butterflies

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It's a natural history epic. It's a compelling detective story. It's a scientific adventure at its best. It took Dr. Fred Urquhart almost 40 years to discover the monarch butterflies' secret hideaway and prove the most incredible migration on Earth. Following the year-long annual migration cycle of the butterflies, the award-winning production team filmed hundreds of millions of monarchs in their remote overwintering sanctuaries in Mexico in 2011 and again in 2012 and also along their migratory routes from Canada, across the U.S. and into Mexico. The technology of IMAX immerses you in the astounding migration experience as two generations of the butterflies migrate north and then a Super Generation miraculously finds its way from Canada to a few isolated mountaintops in Mexico - to a place it has never been! -- (C) Official Site

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Cast

Gordon Pinsent
as Dr. Fred Urquhart
Patricia Phillips
as Norah Urquhart
Shaun Benson
as Ken Brugger
Stephanie Sigman
as Catalina Aguado
Megan Follows
as Narrator

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Critic Reviews for Flight of the Butterflies

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  • You'll leave better informed about monarchs and environmental concerns, but also a little awed by the twists and turns and darn good luck behind a lot of scientific advancements.

    Oct 2, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • It's a story that begins and ends in Toronto and returns every year - and it's never been so spectacularly and passionately retold until now.

    Apr 12, 2013 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • Flight of the Butterflies stands out as one of the best of its genre.

    Apr 12, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • A feast for the eyes and clearly a labor of love, "Flight of the Butterflies" is one of the must-see 3-D IMAX movies.

    Oct 21, 2012 | Rating: 4/4
  • It's easy to forget "Flight of the Butterflies" is just a movie, as the 3-D documentary about monarch migrations looks and sounds so much like nature.

    Oct 5, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Gentle docu celebrates miracle of butterfly migration.

    Jul 26, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Flight of the Butterflies

A wonderful documentary that is harmed by its short length. We learn about Fred Urquhart and his attempts to unravel the mystery around his favourite scientific focus.

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